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Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (BWA) is an efficient program that aligns relatively short nucleotide sequences against a long reference sequence such as the human genome. It implements two algorithms, bwa-short and BWA-SW. The former works for query sequences shorter than 200bp and the latter for longer sequences up to around 100kbp. Both algorithms do gapped alignment. They are usually more accurate and faster on queries with low error rates.

Environment Modules

Run module spider bwa to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_BWA_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_BWA_BIN - executable directory
  • HPC_BWA_MAN - manpage directory
  • HPC_BWA_DOC - documentation directory